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SIBA – A Visual Approach to Explore Everyday Life in Turkish and Yugoslav Cities, 1920s and 1930s

Newspaper stand

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Object:Newspaper stand
Description:A man and a boy pose smiling in front of a newspaper stand. The boy is holding an issue of the daily Yeni Gün in his hands. The man is wearing an overcoat and hat. The wooden stand is stuffed with newspapers and magazines. On a magazine cover, just above the head of the boy, is a picture of Lieutenant Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay, who was killed by religious fanatics in the so-called 'Menemen Incident’ on 23 December 1930.
Comment:The photograph appeard in Yeni Gün in the so-called "peoples' column". Süleyman Efendi, presented as a newspaper distributer and owner of a newspaper stand in Eminönü, praises the high and European-like quality of Yeni Gün and reports that it is one of the most sought after newspapers.
Location:Istanbul, Eminönü, Fatih
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık (probably)
Keywords:200 Communication > 204 Press
200 Communication
210 Records > 213 Printing
210 Records > 214 Publishing
Bibliography:Yeni Gün’ için. Yeni Gün, 24 June 1931.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 11/0112A
Editor:Joël László